We know that animals are tenacious, and that they frequently adapt to their surroundings in order to live as best they can.
After all, there are many homeless dogs in the world that fight every day to find food and shelter, but it always surprises us how homeless dogs with impairments are also ready to flourish and endure life on the streets.
In China, there’s a two-legged stray that has born to puppies, and even together with her disability she still cares for her family and makes sure none of her puppies are in harm’s way.
Balancing on just her forelegs, Shi Bao nuzzles her puppies lovingly as she takes them for a walk in the area around Datong train station
Shi Bao is known as the mother, and she or he was not always homeless. Her owner abandoned her, and she or he sought safety at Datong’s Kouguan train station in Shanxi Province.
Unfortunately, she was involved in an accident that resulted in the loss of her hind legs. Locals say she was either hit by a car or ran over by a train, but she survived and has been on her own since.
Shi Bao recently gave birth to healthy, beautiful puppies. Every day, the two-legged momma guides her babies round the railway station while they scavenge for food. The heroic mom makes sure her children are always near her and much from harm.
We know animals in China aren’t also protected by laws as other animals in other countries, but we hope that Shi Bao and her babies find an honest Samaritan or animal rescue organization that might take them in put an end to their lonely and harsh days on the streets. All animals deserve a loving home and Shi Bao has proved she is deserve true love and a happily ever after.
China has an estimated 130 million stray dogs – many them victims of a growing urbanisation that has seen many people enter high-rise buildings with little room for pets.
It’s a tough life on the road for several of the dogs. also as state extermination campaigns in many cities, there’s also widespread abuse of strays by members of the general public , and therefore the risk of being captured for dog meat or succumbing to hunger and disease.
A year after the original MailOnline article came out about Shi Bao, she and her family were rescued by a British Charity!
Tough: Shi Bao was made one of the city’s many strays after her owner moved out of the neighbourhood and decided not to take her with him. She became well known locally when she lost her two rear legs after being hit by a speeding train two years ago
In an outstanding reversal of fortune, the stray who once was left to scavenge for any scraps it could for her family now has a new life in Hong Kong.
Resilient: It’s a tough life on the street for many of China’s stray dogs. As well as extermination campaigns in many cities, there is also the risk of abuse by the public
She will now be the star of an animal cruelty campaign across Asia, one of the perks of this new role will be a new pair of wheels for her to move around on.